Arts & Events

Clerestory 'Resolutions'--Choral Music for the New Year

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 11:18:00 PM

Clerestory, men's choral group--the name comes from "clear cathedral windows that let in sunlight" (Middle English, clear + story)--opens its New Year Bay Area concerts with 'Resolutions,' "A kaleidoscope of favorites" of the group's first five years, from early Renaissance through English choral music to modern American composers (including Eric Banks, Paul Crabtree and Steven Sametz), this Saturday evening at 8 at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. Other Bay Area concerts follow, concluding with a Sunday matinee on the 29th in San Francisco, presented by the Noe Valley Chamber Music series.  

Founded by Berkeley resident Jesse Antin, the ten-man chorus ranges from countertenor to bass, with singers of experience, all former members of choirs like Chanticleer, the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, American Bach Soloists and the Schola Cantorum. They've been featured on NPR and locally on KDFC-fm. Their records are available for listening and downloading at the website. 

From madrigals to elegies, Josquin to Vaughan Williams, Clerestory promises to deliver "the clear story."  

Tickets: $10-$20.